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United in Fight Against Trump, They're Now Fighting Each Other

Behind-the-scenes controversy for Women's March, with accusations of anti-Semitism, white supremacy

(Newser) - It was one of the biggest marches in US history , and now there's a big controversy brewing behind the scenes. Held on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Trump's inauguration, the Women's March drew millions and spurred women nationwide to get into politics, rallying behind Dems... More »

Farrakhan: Give African Americans Our Own Courts

Controversial minister says US courts are biased against black people

(Newser) - Controversial minister Louis Farrakhan offered up a controversial idea yesterday at the Nation of Islam's annual convention in Detroit: The black community should have its own court system, because the existing system is biased against African Americans. "We want equal justice under the law," Farrakhan said,... More »

W. Deen Mohammed: Black Muslim Leader Dies

(Newser) - Imam W. Deen Mohammed, son of the late Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and one of the nation's top black Muslim leaders, has died at age 74, the Chicago Tribune reports. "Brother Imam"—once banished by his father for remaining close to Nation of Islam critic Malcolm... More »

Clinton Ignores Code She Sets for Obama

Hopeful refused to blast racist, but wants rival to slam Farrakhan

(Newser) - Pot, meet kettle: Hillary Clinton recently insisted that Barack Obama “reject and denounce” Louis Farrakhan’s endorsement, but did not apply the same standards to herself, writes Colbert King in the Washington Post. When a Latina in Texas said Hispanics won't vote for Obama because “he happens to... More »

Obama Tries to Shore Up Jewish Support

Candidate aims to overcome Farrakhan ties, Muslim rumors

(Newser) - Barack Obama is moving to shore up support among Jewish voters after a series of much-publicized comments and false rumors that have complicated the task for him, the New York Times reports. Obama recently had to distance himself from Louis Farrakhan, clarify comments perceived as pro-Palestinian, and disavow email rumors... More »

Will Mac Reject His Radical Pastor's Nod?

Salon cites double standard that protects evangelical extremists

(Newser) - Barack Obama gets grilled over unsolicited praise from Louis Farrakhan, but John McCain draws no flak for “proudly” accepting the endorsement of a homophobic, Islamophobic evangelical pastor. Grotesque double standard, Glenn Greenwald calls it in Salon. Tim Russert made Obama “jump through multiple hoops” to disown the Nation... More »

Obama Pastor Faulted for Farrakhan Rave

Incensed scribe cries racism; candidate deplores same

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s controversial pastor is back in the press—and the blogosphere—this time for praising Louis Farrakhan in an issue of the church's magazine, calling him "an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."... More »

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